He & I
He & I Band is an all original Recovery Music Ministry. We write songs based on real life and how Jesus is the way, the truth, and the hope in and through it all. We’re a little bit country, a little bit blues, a little bit broken, a little bit bruised.
Angie had a vision of recording an album with all her songs about her recovery journey just to share with friends and family. Sunny and Angie began writing and recording the original songs in a friend’s local home studio. The project took on a life of it’s own and became a bigger adventure than originally planned and they needed a piano player to bring the songs to a more magical place. They prayed for God to bring them the perfect person and that is where Damien Blond came into the project. The mix of all three writers is where He and I Band began crafting their signature sound of classical, blues, folk, gospel and country music.
Angeline Ann West
Angie is a melody maker and the lyricist of the band. She began her musical journey in the 5th grade by playing clarinet in her Elementary School Band and Junior High/High School Orchestra. She started leading Worship in 2011 at the age of 33 on various Worship Teams when her journey of recovery, restoration, and relationship with Jesus began. This is where she met Sunny Dove and the two became instant friends and began writing original songs together.
Damien grew up playing classical piano and started playing keys for worship bands in high school. After writing piano compositions for many years, he met Angie in 2017 and started getting into writing Christian music for the last 3 years. He has been playing piano for various churches in the Mill Creek / Everett WA area for the last 3 years.
Sunny is a master of all trades and plays many instruments, his favorite is bass. He has been writing music with Angie West for 7 years and helped write many of the songs on our first album.
The Scars Band
From Left to Right: Angie West, Dick Richardson, Sunny Dove, Steve Sprague, Gina Darby, Dustin Miller, and Damien Blond came together to write the single Scars, produced by BentBeat Productions.
This group of friends came together for a season performing all over the Seattle area doing festivals, fairs, prisons, recovery events, open mics, and church outreach programs. In the summer of 2017 they entered a songwriting contest at Rock The Church Northwest. Their song “Scars” won the contest and they were given the opportunity to record and release the song with Bentbeat Productions.